Scheduled Movies

Learn about the planning of the films that will be screened live throughout our festival

 

CACHADA

Synopsis

The documentary feature film tells the story of a group of Salvadoran informal vendors who decided to form a theater company, called La Cachada Teatro, to bring their own life stories to the stage.

Data sheet

Director: Marlén Viñayo
Script: Marlén Viñayo
Cinematography: Marlén Viñayo
Cast: Egly Larreynaga, Evelyn Chileno, Magdalena Henríquez, Ruth H. Vega, Magaly Lemus, Wendy Henríquez
Producers: Marlén Viñayo, Andre R. Guttfreund

ADIOS

Synopsis

A young man suddenly ends his romantic relationship with his girlfriend, the decision he has made does not seem to depend on him.

Data sheet

Script / Direction: Angel Ricardo Rysh
Photography / Post production: Gerson González
Distribution: Paulina Segovia, Abner Benítez, Alberto Fuentes.
Duration: 3 minutos

AFECCIÓN

Synopsis

After learning that she is a positive case of Covid, Victoria, a twenty-year-old girl believes that her life has been ruined, but this changes when she meets her new neighbor Alejandro, who gives her a breath of positivism so that she can see life differently despite the difficulties.

Data sheet

Type: Fiction short film.
Title: Affection.
Direction and script: Sidney Alvarez.
Duration: 3:07 minutes.
Recording format: 4k recorded, with iphone 8.
Year: 2020
Camera: Marvin Villalta
Editing: Sidney Alvarez
Cast: Priscila Alvarez, Sidney Alvarez.

FANTASMAS

Synopsis

A mother goes out of her way to make her daughter happy in quarantine times, to prevent memories from become ghosts of her past.

Data sheet

Título Original “Fantasmas”
Año 2020
Duración 04:34 Min.
Dirección Diego Escobar
Guión Natalia Varela
Fotografía Diego Escobar
Música Original Diego Escobar
Productora Independiente
Productores Natalia Varela, Diego Escobar
Género Drama
Reparto Luna Escobar (Niña), Natalia Varela (madre joven), Emilia Zablah (Madre Anciana)

HOPE

Synopsis

The promise of something better, is a short film recorded with a cell phone that narrates the reality of a home made up of a grandmother and her grandson Javier, who in the midst of poverty are struggling to move on despite the Covid-19 pandemic, observing closely their quality of life, their way of loving and caring for each other during their confinement to their homes in El Salvador, as they both anxiously await the promise that one day it will all end and they will have a better awakening, even if we do not all see that day.

Data sheet

Title: HOPE – The Promise of Something Better
Year: 2020
Country: El Salvador
Produced by: Isaías Castillo
Director: Isaías Castillo
Duration: 04 minutes 44 seconds
Language: Spanish, subtitled to English
Script: Isaías Castillo (based on real events)
Music: Epidemic sound
Photography: Isaías Castillo
Cast: Bogdan Santiago, Natividad de Jesús, Eduardo Santiago
Producer: Isa Castillo
Awards: Special Jury Award for the short film with the best sensitivity, originality and clarity of story and script / Best cover at the festival of shorts recorded with cell phones made by Escine.

PHOSPHORO

Synopsis

Love is not individual, hearts in times of pandemic are collective; all lives matter. Dressed in white, heroes and heroines emerge, they will allow this world to continue, sometimes in life it is necessary to cry for true courage to resurface. The COVID-19 enemy, is not match for true love.

Data sheet

Director: Susana Serrano
Producer: Susana Serrano
Script: Susana Serrano
Technique: Experimental animation short
Genre: Drama, fiction, romance
Duration: 2:20 minutes
Spanish language

REMITENTES

Synopsis

Fermín is a young messenger who suffers an incident in his work routine, this forces him to help one of the recipients of the letters he distributes, thus he meets Marcelina, a lonely old woman who longs for the arrival of news. This short film addresses elements of solidarity and migration.

Data sheet

Original title: Senders
Format: short film
Duration: 12:20 minutes
Production date: December 2018
Country of origin: El Salvador
Filming country: El Salvador
Spanish language
Subtitle: English
Technical format: Digital -16: 9- Color

THANK YOU FOR CALLING

Synopsis

Trapped in a never-ending immigration process, a Salvadoran immigrant makes a snap decision that could put her marriage and future in jeopardy.

Data sheet

Director: Priscila Torres
Film Type: Short
Genres : Drama, comedy
Runtime:13 minutes 21 seconds
Completion Date: January, 2019
Production Budget: 3,000 USD
Country of Filming: United States
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: SONY Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.4:1
Film Color: Color

EL ALQUIMISTA

Synopsis

The artist Carlos Córdoba resurfaces from the fifth tier of purgatory to resume his mission through the theater in a red light district in San Salvador.

Data sheet

Title: The Alchemist
Genre: Short documentary
Director: Edson Amaya
Executive Producer: Blanchy Torres
Producer House: 8 Millimeters
Time: 20 minutes
Production year: 2020
Country: El Salvador
Mode: PREMIERE

HERMANAS

Synopsis

SISTERS IS A RECOGNITION OF THE CAPACITY TO STRUGGLE AND RESISTANCE THAT ALL WOMEN HAVE, DESPITE THE DAILY LIVING OF DIFFERENT SCENARIOS OF VIOLENCE.

Data sheet

Screenwriter: Sofía Gabriela Guzmán Ortega
Producer: Sofía Gabriela Guzmán Ortega
Photography: Carlos Camilo Henríquez- Henry Edgardo Martínez
Editing: Carlos Camilo Henríquez- Henry Edgardo Martínez
Music: Voices after Fire- The Disconnected Muses.
Cast: Gabriela Granadeño, Valeria Juárez
Duration: 7:19

LA PARTIDA

Synopsis

A family must leave their home due to violence.

Data sheet

Duration: 9 minutes and 44 seconds.
Director: René Magaña
Script: Ricardo B’atz ’and René Magaña
Producer: Ricardo B’atz ’
Photography and Post-Production: Gerson González
Art Direction: Lilibeth Ardón
Illustrations: Alan Rivas
Original Music: Juan Carlos Parada
Voiceover: Evelyn Calderon
Performances by Danika Peña, Rommel Ramirez, Gabriela Espinoza.

TRAICIÓN

Synopsis

Year 1930, Amanda Castillo awaits the arrival of Arthur the guard back of her late husband, who was sent by her to do a job as a hit man. After reward it someone will be the victim of betrayal.

Data sheet

Type: Fiction Short Film
Title: Betrayal
Director: Joshua Rod
Assistant Director: Pao Navarro
Script: Joshua Rod
Production: Expander Record Films
Executive Production: Angie Rod
Duration: 3:23 min
Recording Format: Digital 4K
Year: 2020
Camera: Joshua Rod
Camera assistant: Boris Martínez
Director of Photography: Boris Martínez
Sound: Expander Record Producciones
Edition: Expander Record Films
Production assistant: Pao Navarro
Art direction: Pao Navarro
Musicalization: Expander Record Producciones
Script: Josué Guerra
Makeup / Wardrobe: Angie Fashion

ADENTRO

Synopsis

In the midst of a global pandemic, a man understands that suicide bombers have always had a deadly laziness to suffer.

Data sheet

Title: A D E N T R O
Format: Short film
Genre: Fiction
Direction: Stefany Escobar
Production: Adriana Morán
Duration: 10:51 min
Country: El Salvador
Production Company: El Precipicio Films

MI TESORO

Synopsis

A cleaning woman steals a Salvadoran Civil War map and hunts for a treasure in the hopes of reuniting with her son.

Data Sheet

Title: My treasure
Script and direction: Michael Flores
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Duration: 22 minutes
Starring:
Egly Larreynaga, Carlos Cordova, Savino Fuentes Pina,
Supporting actors:
Katerin Castillo, Edith Marsela Castillo, Maria Monroy Calderon, Sonia Guadalupe Flores,
Martha Esponoza and Tim De La Motte.

THE UNIVERSE

Synopsis

While Alex awaits to reincarnate, he finds himself discussing with God the meaning of life. Based on Andy Weir’s short story «The Egg».

LO QUE NOS FALTA

Synopsis

It is a project of the Co-creation of the company Esta Danza and La Furia Films, which starts from counting the numbers and quantities to be and make a body. It is part of a process of heartfelt recognition of all the girls and women that we need in Central America, the State owes their names, their stories and their lives.
It is a process of creative recollection by Paola Lorenzana of four scenic moments of her sensory experiential dance work that makes an account of what is not seen, is denied and that is the body of all girls and women.

Data Sheet

Escrito por: Paola Lorenzana y Gabriela Novoa
Dirigido por: Gabriela 
Producido por: Paola Lorenza y la Furia Films
Duración: 3.37 minutos

PERSISTENCIA DEL TIEMPO

Synopsis

Steps and reflections, the value of space and the perspective of the distortion in the polychrome mirror is a metaphor for the persistence of time; With shapes, colors, perspectives and leisurely movements, the director Tomás Guevara shows an intimate look at artistic contemplation.

The characters travel through the same space in constant transformation with their own reflections, in an act of introspection that encourages meditation and the contemplative gaze of the present.

Data sheet

Title: Persistence of time
Director: Tomás Guevara:
Category: Short art cinema
Production: Criterio film
Duration: 2.22 minutes
Production location: United States
Participants: Spectators in urban space

EL TRENSITO ROJO

Synopsis

The father of a family has just been unemployed. In the midst of unrest, an accident at home will test the strength of your relationships.

Data sheet

Director: Raúl Sabo
Genre: Fiction
Duration 18 minutes

EN EL NOMBRE DE DIOS

Synopsis

In a bus driven by the father in charge of a children’s choir, 3 children return after giving a concert and leaving the rest of their classmates at home. The bus breaks down right in the middle of the desolate road that leads to Samayac, a town known and feared because its inhabitants practice witchcraft.

As the night progresses, the children begin to lose control of their fears and witness supernatural events.

Data sheet

Name: In the Name of God
Country: Guatemala
Year: 2020
Genre: Horror Fiction
Duration: 16:14 Min
Original language: Spanish
English subtitles
Resolution: FHD
Image: 16: 9 – color
Audio: Stereo & 5: 1

SIGNALS

Synopsis

Blanca Regalado witnessed the femicide of her sister. Susan Regalado, at the hands of her husband. Blanca recounts the horror that SUsan lived with her life partner, with whom she had been married for 21 years and ended up stabbing her in her bed next to hers children

Data sheet

Title: Signs
Production year: 2020
Duration: 4:02 min
Genre: Documentary
Spanish Language
Subtitle: English
Direction and Script: Andrea Orellana
Director of Photography: Camilo Enriquez
Still under investigation: Jonathan Funes
Sound mixing: Andrea Orellana and Camilo Enriquez
Edited by: Andrea Orellana

B.Y.O.B

Data Sheet

Title: B.Y.O.B
Director: Yanteé Yanoa
Duration: 8:30 min
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2020
Cast: Marifé Quezada and Alvaro Corrales
Screenwriter: Yanteé Yanoa
Producer: Gabriel Jiminez
Photography: Sebastian Garro
Music. Fernando Esquiver
Comedy genre

ELEFANTES

Data Sheet

Director of photography: Fernanda Vilanova
Art direction: Louders Sandoval and Adriana Portillo
Music: Carlos Neda
Production: Gian Franco Castaneda
Makeup: Ricky Mina and Frank Lira
Direct Sound: Enrique Franco
Sound design: José Domingo and Julio Ochoa
Produced in El Salvador 2018 Central America

TODO MAL

Synopsis

Lucía is a young woman from a neighborhood in Guatemala City who wants to escape the world of crime to which she belongs. In order to get out of there, she will have to do one last seemingly simple job: handing over a phone to a truck driver for extortion …

Data Sheet

Category: Short film
Title: Todo Mal
Spanish Language
Subtitle Language: English
Country: Guatemala
Date: October 2019
Duration: 14:56 min
Format: FHD

NI X NI Y

Synopsis

Veralí begins to experiment and question his identity. She needs to understand her past, but for her conservative parents, the important thing is to appear to be an exemplary family.

Data Sheet

Title: Ni x Ni Y
Subtitle Language: English
Country of production: guatemala
Production date: June 2019
Duration: 13:22 min
Format: H264 FHD

SOMOS DANZA

Synopsis

We are dance is the most personal and at the same time universal register of art in motion. Video made to celebrate International Dance Day, with the participation of more than 60 Salvadoran artists.

Data Sheet

Title: B.Y.O.B
Director: Yanteé Yanoa
Duration: 8:30 min
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2020
Cast: Marifé Quezada and Alvaro Corrales
Screenwriter: Yanteé Yanoa
Producer: Gabriel Jiminez
Photography: Sebastian Garro
Music. Fernando Esquiver
Comedy genre

DESPERTAR

Synopsis

In an unexpected conversation about a visit to her mother, 18-year-old Alejandra hears from afar the story of a former neighbor of her family that he is imprisoned for sexual violence towards children. This awakens in Alejandra a sea of inexplicable emotions where she begins to remember that she was also a victim of this person. At the end of a journey of emotions, Alejandra feels happy that this man received justice thanks to the bravery of other victims.

CADENAS

Synopsis

NEGRITA

Synopsis

DENISE

Synopsis

Denise waits for her daughter every day in central park, but she will never arrive. Does she have the right to drive a woman crazy who has lost her daughter?

Data Sheet

TITLE: DENISE
FORMAT: FICTION SHORT FILM
DURATION: 2:23
Direction: Adriana Morán
Production: Adriana Morán
Cast: Hazel Puentes

JOYRIDE

Synopsis

Teenage Latina sisters, Marina and Karina, are enlisted by their abuelita, Juana, to break her out of her senior living facility for one last joyride. On the journey, Juana reveals the painful family history that will change their lives forever.

Data Sheet

Year/Año: 2020
Run Time/Duración: 13:24 Min.
Writer & Director/Dirección y Guión: Edwin Alexis Gómez
Executive Producer & Editor/Productor Ejecutivo y Editor: J.R Arinaga
Producers/Productores: Evelyn Martinez & Angela Pedraza
Director of Photography/Fotografía: Silvia Lara
Music/Música: Will Munroe & Y La Bamba
Sound Design/Diseño de Sonido: Ricardo Licea
Genre/Género: Drama
Starring/Reparto: Blanca Araceli (Juana), Stacey Patino (Karina), Jenny Trevino (Marina)

PULSION

Synopsis

Matter as a metaphor for the body, a transitional space under permanent construction.

Data Sheet

Ficha técnica: 

Escrita y dirigida por Gabriela Novoa

Duración: 6.33 minutos 

SINDROME PITER PAN

Synopsis

Alex, Beto, Santos and Jenny are friends and neighbors in the same apartment building in San Salvador, but they have two more things in common: they do not want or cannot leave their parents’ house and are already 30 or over age. It is assumed that at a certain age an adult must become independent, form his own family and generate his own assets. But this trio of friends / neighbors is having a hard time becoming that kind of adult.

Data Sheet

Direction: Andrés Díaz
Cast: Rodrigo Marroquín, María Luisa Vicuña, Luis Landaverde
Comedy genre
Country: El Salvador
Time: 24:12 minutes

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